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Forum topic by kolwdwrkr posted 12-03-2010 07:17 AM 1502 views 0 times favorited 26 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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kolwdwrkr

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12-03-2010 07:17 AM

HA! So I pushed all my tools to the side and layed out my mats so I can pretend to train in Jiu Jitsu never. Well, now that I said that I no longer do woodworking everyone wants woodwork! What? Someone wants a box by the 18th, GB Anaheim Hills wants a Lectern like the last one I made, and someone wants a bunch of bookcases. Now don’t worry, there’s no money to be made in any of it. LOL. But it goes to show you that if you are meant to do something nature has a way of making you do it. I may be hardheaded about it, and neglect some of the work. I threw away my jig for the lectern so that’s almost a deal breaker. Hehe. Lord knows I can’t make another one of those.
May as well just slap the woodworker back into me.

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~


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TJ65

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#1 posted 12-03-2010 07:34 AM

thats just toooooo funny!!!!!!!

-- Theresa, https://sites.google.com/site/tmj65treasure/

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dakremer

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#2 posted 12-03-2010 07:34 AM

bout time you came to your senses….. :)

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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wseand

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#3 posted 12-03-2010 07:48 AM

Slap, Slap, Slap, and Slap. I’m Back.

-- Bill - "Freedom flies in your heart like an Eagle" Audie Murphy

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BarbS

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#4 posted 12-03-2010 09:01 AM

Ha! I love it! Carry on!

-- http://barbsid.blogspot.com/

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twokidsnosleep

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#5 posted 12-03-2010 09:11 AM

How about main focus is Jiu Jitsu with a little woodworking on the side to relax and let the peaceful artist in you speak…..that sounds really sappy.
It would be a shame to let your talent go unexpressed

-- Scott "Some days you are the big dog, some days you are the fire hydrant"

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kolwdwrkr

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#6 posted 12-03-2010 09:20 AM

How bout if the client can beat me on the mats then I’ll do their woodworking projects…..the discount depends on how they won. LOL

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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mafe

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#7 posted 12-03-2010 10:21 AM

You make me laugh!
Perhaps you can beat in the nails with some serious Jiu Jitsu training?
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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Jamie Speirs

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#8 posted 12-03-2010 10:59 AM

The combination of Jiu Jitsu and woodwork is a joy to behold.

Your Lectern is proof of that if one was needed. :)

Just watch for splinters on your mat.

Jamie

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Gregn

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#9 posted 12-03-2010 11:15 AM

Woodworkers never quit they just go with the flow of the grain, and every once in awhile we hit a knot. LOL

-- I don't make mistakes, I have great learning lessons, Greg

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MsDebbieP

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#10 posted 12-03-2010 11:53 AM

the best part of the story is that you are listening. Nothing wrong with having two passions going at the same time. :)
Reminds me of a webpage I used to have (telling a bit of my life story.. or I should say, my husband’s) and every time I thought I would take it down, I would get an email from someone thanking me for sharing the experience and that it helped them a lot in their own life. And so it stayed there for years ….
The Universe speaks… :)

and congrats (I think) on all of the orders – $$ or no $$)

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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Grumpy

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#11 posted 12-03-2010 12:41 PM

Did I warn you, once a woodie always a woodie. LOL

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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ellen35

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#12 posted 12-03-2010 01:49 PM

Maybe you could just break the boards with your hand instead of using a saw!
Everyone here is a comedian!! You are a woodworker and a martial artisan!

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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Eric_S

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#13 posted 12-03-2010 02:19 PM

Welcome back lol. I have a similar issue with programming and woodworking. Both are very time consuming hobbies, and since I’ve done programming since I was 12 and now full time, it’s not as enjoyable as my new passion of woodworking. I still do it fulltime but as a hobby I enjoy the extended breaks. Somehow though I always am wanting to write new code to help with little tasks here and there so I get pulled back in no matter what. You just can’t fight what you’re good at. Speaking of, I still owe you some buttons lol sorry for the delay.

-- - Eric Indianapolis, IN

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dbray45

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#14 posted 12-03-2010 02:29 PM

There are some things you just can’t change, but then again do you really want to? Just think of all the money you will be saving on liability insurance. Had this little girl actually learn to punch – she hit this other kid that was almost twice her size and broke two of his ribs. Nowadays there would be so many lawyers involved it would be ridiculous.

-- David in Damascus, MD

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helluvawreck

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#15 posted 12-03-2010 02:30 PM

That’s just about what I figured. Once woodworking is in your blood you just ain’t going to quit and that’s all there is to it. :)

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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